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Funding from academy ball
5:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
A ball at the Springfields Academy raised nearly £7,000 for ten students who hope to climb to Everest Base Camp in October.
The school in Calne, which cares for children with complex social and learning difficulties, will send the students up the world’s highest mountain as part of its extreme classroom challenge.
Former British and Irish Lion’s captain Gareth Edwards attended the ball on July 20 and made a speech to guests on the night.
They enjoyed a four-course meal prepared by the George and Dragon in Rowde and danced to music from a six-piece party band.
An auction included a British Lions poster from 1976, which raised £2,500.
The ball was sponsored by the Chippenham Motor Company.
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